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Is Your CPAP Not Working For You?

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Have you tried a CPAP machine, but find it difficult? Don’t quit on your treatment, instead consider another option for easing your sleep apnea symptoms and improve your quality of life. At our Tampa, FL, sleep center, our team can create a custom-made oral appliance to help you sleep without interruption.

The CPAP Machine

How does a CPAP machine work? Well, the patient will wear a mask over the nose and mouth, which is connected to a machine through a plastic hose. The machine pumps air through the hose and into the nose and mouth, so you can breathe without interruption. While effective, many find wearing the device to be a hindrance to sleep, and some simply stop using it in response. We don’t want you to forgo your treatment, which is why we’re proud to offer a convenient and comfortable alternative with an oral appliance.

The Impacts of Sleep Apnea

You should talk to our team about treatment when you experience common warning signs, such as exhaustion during the day, irritability, difficulty concentrating or with memory, waking in the night choking or gasping for air, chronic snoring, and dry mouth and headaches. These warning signs could mean you suffer from sleep apnea, a disorder that causes you to stop breathing for brief periods at night. This cessation of breathing could mean interruptions to your REM sleep and difficulty staying alert and with overall quality of life. Over time, this could also lead to stress on both your immune system and your heart health! So, talk to our team about a solution right away. We can offer a CPAP alternative.

An Oral Appliance Alternative

The oral appliance will look similar to a mouthguard and is worn at night while you rest. We will custom-make the device to ensure it fits you properly and provides treatment for your sleep apnea episodes. The device actually repositions your jaw, moving it forward to keep the airway passages open and free of obstruction from soft tissues. You breathe without interruption and feel more rested and relaxed the next day, so you can enjoy better overall quality of life.

If you have any questions about the symptoms and causes of sleep apnea, or if you think you may benefit from our CPAP alternative, then contact our team today to learn more. We ‘re ready to help you enjoy a good night’s rest once again!

Talk To Your Tampa, FL Dentist About Improving Your Sleep

You need a solution that can help you rest easy and avoid sleep apnea symptoms, which is why we offer our oral appliances. For more information on our alternative to the CPAP machine, call our Tampa, FL treatment office today at (813) 640-4086.